Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 09:02 UTC, submitted by Norman Feske
OSNews, Generic OSes Genode is a new OS architecture that is able to align high security, robustness, and deterministic system behaviour with dynamic application workload. The project has now released its first ready-to-boot Live CD that demonstrates the key ideas of the architecture in an interactive fashion using a custom GUI and a number of example applications. It runs on Qemu, VirtualBox, and a range of native PC hardware.
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RE: Not working on VMWARE 6.5
by Morph on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 20:26 UTC in reply to "Not working on VMWARE 6.5"
Morph
Member since:
2007-08-20

Doesn't work on Virtual PC either - "Could not set vesa mode 1024x768@16". Also it seems to assume a reasonable amount of memory - it wouldn't boot with 32MB.

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

It's not claimed to work on VirtualPC or VMWare:

...has been tested on Qemu and VirtualBox.

Have you tried the bootable CD? Worked great for me, and without being dependent on an emulator/simulator.

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Morph Member since:
2007-08-20

It's not claimed to work on VirtualPC or VMWare

Indeed, it isn't. Consider the parent posts public service announcements.
Now it has been tested on VMware and VirtualPC, and we know for sure the results ;)

Edited 2008-10-22 22:41 UTC

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krishna Member since:
2008-08-11

Hi, it would be nice to know, why it cannot set the VESA mode. Don't Vmware and VirtualPC support 16 bit graphics modes (at all/in your setup)? Unfortunately, we do not have access to these products.

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Morph Member since:
2007-08-20

Virtual PC does support 16bit modes, but it isn't as reliable as 32bit. I often have problems with 16bit modes in Linux under Virtual PC, which are fixed in 32bit modes. However other OSs eg Syllable [www.syllable.org] work fine in 16bit modes.
Furthermore, the TU Dresden OS live cd [http://demo.tudos.org/] (also based on L4) works fine in Virtual PC for me!

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